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Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst

Elisabeth Grant | Jul 20, 2009

Damaged booksFire, flooding, earthquakes; disasters come unexpectedly in many shapes and forms. And the ways to prepare for such events are just as varied. Below we’ve put together a list of a number of classes and online resources that specifically target libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions that maintain collections. They outline how to plan for and prevent disasters, and how to recover if the worst does occur.

Staff members are an important part of preventing and recovering from disasters, and there are a number of classes out there that can teach them the skills they need.

Online Resources
While classes can be very helpful, sometimes self-study or quick reference is preferable. Check out the following links for online disaster resources.

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